Catholic organization launches online multimedia portal

Rome, Italy, Sep 20, 2012 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic media network has launched a new website to present a collection of the “best print and multimedia content” from Catholic organizations across the globe.“Today we're announcing that more than 1,000 Catholic institution movements and media are joined together launching a network to answer all the questions and information that people are looking for in the Internet,” Jesus Colina, Chairman … [Read more...]

Pope greets Rome’s rabbi ahead of holy days

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In celebration of three upcoming Jewish holy days, Pope Benedict XVI sent a message of prayer and friendship to Riccardo Di Sengi, the chief rabbi of Rome.The Pope expressed his best wishes to the Jewish community for three holy days which are all celebrated in the month of September.Marking Rosh Hashanah, the New Year; Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement; and Sukkot, the Feast of the Tabernacles, Pope Benedict expressed his … [Read more...]

Pope charges new bishops to boldly proclaim the faith

Vatican City, Sep 20, 2012 / 10:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict called on a group of newly-consecrated bishops to boldly present the Gospel to everyone, so that they encounter Christ and the faith becomes stronger around the world.In keeping with Jesus’ command to the apostles, Pope Benedict told the bishops that he is asking them to “boldly invite the people from every walk of life to an encounter with Christ and to render more solid the … [Read more...]

Pope appreciated chance to comfort his children, renew call for dialogue

Vatican City, Sep 19, 2012 / 11:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In keeping with tradition, Pope Benedict XVI spent today’s general audience reflecting on his recent apostolic trip to Lebanon, calling it an opportunity for dialogue and an opportunity for solidarity with those in “difficult circumstances.” “It was,” he said Sept. 19 in Paul VI Hall, “a journey I was very keen to make despite the difficult circumstances, because a father must always remain alongside … [Read more...]

Key participants for new evangelization synod announced

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2012 / 01:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and 34 other clergymen were announced Sept. 18 by the Vatican as synod fathers for the upcoming assembly of bishops on the New Evangelization.The synod fathers include Cardinal Sodano, dean of the college of cardinals; Cardinal Schonborn of Vienna; Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham, England; Bishop Dominique Rey of Frejus-Toulon, France; and Father Julian Carron of the Communion and … [Read more...]

Vatileaks suspects receive Sept. 29 court date

Vatican City, Sep 17, 2012 / 12:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The two men charged in the “Vatileaks” case will go to trial Sept. 29, according to a communique released Sept. 17 by the Vatican Press Office.Paolo Gabriele, the Pope's former butler, was charged with theft, having been suspected of leaking confidential papal and curial documents to the press. Claudio Sciarpelleti, a computer technician at the Secretariat of State, was charged with aiding and abetting Gabriele, a lesser … [Read more...]

Course deepens journalists’ understanding of Catholic Church

Vatican City, Sep 17, 2012 / 11:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A week-long seminar in Rome aimed at helping journalists better understand the Catholic Church is being called a success by organizers.“I think that some of the prejudices that some journalists may have about the Church fall away when they see things directly and meet the people who are directly in charge of many different aspects of the Church,” course coordinator Professor Daniel Arasa told CNA.Entitled … [Read more...]